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“Must-do in Helsinki!”
Review of Heather's Helsinki

Heather's Helsinki
Ranked #1 of 10 Food & Drink in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Fork In Hand (Finnish Food Tales) heads out year round. Fork In Hand is an urban exploration of Helsinki through its' most passionate people and businesses as well as a discovery of local flavours and design. Finnish Food tales are revealed to guests over a 4,5 - 5h stroll around the city center, tasting bits of Finnish cuisine and learning how design is part of the everyday life in Finland. Come hungry and curious, you'll get home sated and inspired. Foodism at its' best! Join me for a taste adventure with Helsinki as the backdrop. Let's have fun out there!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 25 November 2017

My husband and I booked this tour because we knew we were going to be in Helsinki over the American Thanksgiving holiday and thought this would be a good way to celebrate. I'm so glad we did!

Heather is incredibly easy to communicate with to set up the tour. She was very thorough in making sure we knew where we'd be meeting, and she made sure we were prepared for the weather (since we'd be walking outside). Her knowledge of food history, and Helsinki history was very much appreciated, as I've never been to the city before. We even took a couple of stops so she could show us some things that Helsinki/Finland is known for. And of COURSE we had great food!

I highly recommend this tour. One of the things that stood out the most to me was that there were only three of us, it was windy and snowy, and she still conducted this tour. She runs a business she cares about and it shows!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you want to know a people, a culture, a tradition, then learn their food. If you find yourself in Helsinki, Heather will not only provide a great introduction to the food of the area, and a tasty one at that - but give you a tour of the great city at the same time.

We went with our seven year old son, JJ, who enjoyed the tour so much - and has asked me to learn how to make their traditional porridge.

A good walking tour, about four hours, with plenty to eat, plenty to learn and you will see everything. Finland has a unique culture and heritage, and is embracing it through their food.

Instead of spending a lot of money on shore excursions from your cruise ship, do yourself a favor- check in with Heather, and you won't be sorry. - Oh, and make sure she has you try some of their sweets.

2  Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

From the time of booking to the day itself - absolutely seamless and interesting! Great food, and so much history! A beautiful way to learn about Helsinki and its food history and seeing some of the beautiful sights along the way! We loved Stockmann! We are still working our way through all the Lakrids we bought home, and look forward to visiting Helsinki again in the future!

Thank Troll2010
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Heather D, Owner at Heather's Helsinki, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you Troll2010, for taking the time to comment and sharing your experience from start to end (and beyond!). Enjoy your Lakrids! A little liquorice birdy tells me that there are new flavours now ;)

Safe travels
Heather

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

My group of eight signed up for Heather's tour as part of Helsinki stop on a Baltic Cruise. What a unique experience! Heather took us on what was basically an in-depth walking tour of this beautiful city but with eight different yummy food stops to experience all types of unique Finnish foods, from morning porridge and coffee, to licorice, to sausage, to reindeer meatballs, to interesting fruits, fish, and cheeses, and deserts. A must-do if you like experiencing different foods, different culture, and you have a day to explore Helsinki. It was a great mix of food and history!

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Heather D, Owner at Heather's Helsinki, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear GWBridgeNewYork,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences - I'm glad you enjoyed the mix of history and food (and a touch of public transport as well!).

Safe travels!

Cheers
Heather

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This is by far one of the best culinary tours we had in Europe.
(and we had some in Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin).
The tour wasn't just about Finish food, it's gave us a wide view of the mentality, the culture & history of Finland.
The tour takes approximately 4.5 hours, waking between different food places - all of them are typical Finish.
Finland - for us - was an enigma . Through this tour we came to know much about this amazing country, and amazing people.
The guidance was excellent. Heather is a professional in every sense of the word, very friendly, helpful and nice to be with.
Don't miss it.

Thank Rina F
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Heather D, Owner at Heather's Helsinki, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear Rina F,

Thank you for allowing me to introduce Finland to you and taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad that you enjoyed our outing and I'm very flattered to read your 'Don't miss it.'

Safe travels,

Cheers
Heather

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